Deaths in History on January 15

  • 69 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), lynched at 70
  • 570 Saint Ita, Irish nun (b. 475)
  • 936 King Rudolph of France (923-936), dies at 45 or 46
  • 1208 Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered
  • 1345 Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
  • 1595 Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
  • 1672 John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
  • 1683 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)
  • 1684 Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
  • 1705 Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
  • 1781 Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)
  • 1790 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • 1804 Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
  • 1815 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
  • 1866 M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
  • 1876 Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
  • 1896 Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
  • 1909 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
  • 1909 Arnold Janssen missionary (b. 1837)
  • 1915 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure and author dies aged 57
  • 1916 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
  • 1919 Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
  • 1922 John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
  • 1932 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • 1934 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • 1934 Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947 Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1949 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
  • 1950 Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
  • 1952 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • 1955 Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
  • 1965 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • 1967 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
  • 1968 Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69
  • 1969 Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
  • 1972 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
  • 1973 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • 1978 Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
  • 1981 Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983 Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • 1987 Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1988 Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • 1993 Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
  • 1993 Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
  • 1996 Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
  • 1997 Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82
  • 1997 Kenneth Thimann, botanist, dies at 92
  • 1998 Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
  • 2000 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
  • 2000 Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
  • 2005 Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • 2006 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
  • 2007 Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • 2007 James Hillier, Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 2007 Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
  • 2008 Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, Game Designer (b. 1964)
  • 2012 Edward Derwinski, Chicago congressman 1959-83 and first Secretary of Veteran Affairs, dies of cancer at 85